• desserts

    Apple Cinnamon Cake

    Right when the weather starts to cool down, cinnamon jumps into my head and of course since its autumn i have to use Apples, i just cant resist those shiny green apples at the market, i have to buy them and bake with them i just HAVE to !. this is an ideal cake for chill days, goes perfectly with a cup of warm coffee, moist and rich with cinnamon, the perfect combination you need to enjoy the flavor of a strong coffee.     this cake has a very thick batter not like other cakes, that will turn into super moist later after it bakes, i think because of…

  • desserts

    Salted Caramel Thumbnail Cookies

    salted caramel, i have been seeing it in so many bloggers recipes, cakes, tarts, cookies and you name it but i have to admit this is the first recipe for me to use it, the combination between the sugar in caramel and salt flakes is surprisingly delicious, like seriously the salt is doing that kick for all the flavors to pop, its sweet and salty at the same time with vanilla flavor, just soo worth it. so basically it’s thumbnail cookie style, and as usual best way to get all cookies same size is by using ice-cream scooper, specially that i decided to make these cookies a bit bigger than…

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    Pumpkin Lamb stew ( eid Stew )

    i grew up having this dish every Eid, i had it made by my Grandmother then my Aunt, its connected to Eid for me, like it will not taste the same if we make it in any regular day. this is a traditional dish that is special for the east side cities, i personally think it has been influenced by Andalusian coz of the raisins use with chickpeas and lamb, its something close to the Moroccan which is also influenced by the same area. recipe Ingredients: ¼ cup vegetable oil 6 tbsp tomato paste 1 tbsp shaiba 1 tsp salt 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp mixed spices 1 cup chickpeas,…

  • drinks

    Roselle Mint Juice

    so its well known as hibiscus juice, but for some reason i like the Italian name more, its more dramatic and represents the color and taste of this juice. i added a twist as most you know i’m addicted to lemon and mint so i was like why NOT ? yes lemon and mint worked fine with my Roselle too. add lots of ice and enjoy the freshness recipe Ingredients:   1 cup hibiscus flowers ( roselle ) 5 Tbsp. sugar 1.5 litre boiling water 1 lemon sliced 1 cup of fresh mint Ice Method: In a deep bowl put all the Roselle, sugar and pour the hot boiling water…

  • Eid,  Sides

    Hummus

    I have always been amazed by how some people can make humms so smooth and creamy, till one day i saw a recipe online saying they add B.S while soaking the chickpeas! and true i tried it and it really made a difference!   recipe Ingredients:   350g chickpeas 2 tsp. bicarbonate sodium ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 3 gloves of garlic ¼ cup tahini 1 tsp. salt ½ cup water   Water for soaking and cooking Olive oil for topping Method: In a deep bowl put all the chickpeas with 1 tsp. of bicarbonate sodium and cover with water for at least 5 hours or for overnight. Strain the…

  • chocolate,  desserts

    Peanut butter Brownies

    i never though cocoa and chocolate can work magic with bad moods till a friend of mine advised me to eat something super chocolaty, i laughed at her of course coz i always know better DUH!, then i made brownies for my kids, i had 2 pieces with my coffee then another piece and i HATE to admit, but it REALLY did work like magic with mood fixing lol. so there you go , easy YUMY medicine for your mood swings lol.   OH i added more yuminess to it with couple of peanut butter spoons ;). recipe Ingredients:   150g dark chocolate chopped ½ cup butter 1 sugar ¼…

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    Lemon Tart

    its took me a while to start making my tart crust perfectly from the first time, i remember i used get pissed off and just add an egg to hold everything up but that for sure will lead to not so crunchy crust, so the key was KEEP PRACTICING Lubna you will get there lol. this recipe was adopted from one of the food blogs i follow then i had to change a little in it,so its between a tart crust and a shortbread,  one major thing you have to put in mind while making a pie or a tart, use cold ingredients, if its too sticky DO NOT add…

  • breakfast,  desserts

    Granola

    GRANOLA, i think the recipes to make a perfect Granola are endless, i like mine crispy, some like it chewy, also the ingredients are completely different between recipes. for some reason its always related to breakfast, i think it should be eaten as a good healthy breakfast lol i just have it as a dinner, its the perfect meal for me, i layer it with yogurt, fresh and dried fruits or whatever i have at home by then, some honey and i sleep with a happy tummy! recipe Ingredients:   500g rolled oats ½ cup butter ½ cup maple syrup 2 Tbsps. dark brown sugar 4 Tbsps. white sugar ¾…

  • basic,  desserts

    Lemon Curd

    i can say this with full confident! this is my all time favorite filling for desserts, its like i’m so ready to fill anything with this refreshing curd, i think its something super fancy but its made out of few ingredients that requires almost zero effort! recipe Ingredients: 3 eggs 3/4 cup white sugar 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 4 Tbsp. butter, at room temperature 1 Tbsp. lemon zest Method: Whisk together the eggs, sugar, and lemon juice in a stainless bowl then place them over a saucepan with a simmering water, keep stirring till the mixture gets thick.  Remove from heat, strain it to get rid of any lumps, whisk in butter and…

  • basic,  breakfast

    Figs and Ginger Jam

    OK, this is gonna sound surprising for most of you, i dont eat Figs as fruits !!! BUT i do like to bake with them lol. so my parents has this big Figs tree and every year they keep asking me to at least try it as if i might change my mind lol but anyways its a bless to have this fruit, cakes, tarts taste amazing with it even grilled with some honey and dried mint then add some goat cheese, PERFECTION! عارفة حتتفاجؤ باني من الناس اللي ما تاكلش التين ( الكرموس ) كا فاكهة بس نحب ندير بيه حلويات ! كل سنة نحاول بالك يعجبني و للاسف…

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